Villa | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 18
Villa Silvana is the epitome of an exclusive villa holiday offering the very best for its distinguished guests. It has a hilltop position allowing incomparable views over the Adriatic turquoise sea and white beaches, with its natural rustic garden and inviting 7- 14m swimming pool, with an abundance of outdoor spaces for al fresco dining and relaxation. Where within a few minutes drive you can Breakfast in a Baroque city, lunch in a restaurant built inside caves and enjoy dinner in a cobbled white village in the hills.
Original art and period furniture contrast with tiled floors and pale walls, creating a serene romantic atmosphere adding a touch of luxury to your holiday. The jewel in the crown of these apartments is the grounds offering a feast of perfumes and colours and the swimming pool all overlooked by the many terraces.
Converted from an old Masseria, Villa Silvana offers a warm welcome, where character and charm are combined with personal touches making it a peaceful and relaxing place to stay. Guests can enjoy tranquillity and privacy, where modern comfort blends with the traditional Pugliese setting.
Villa Silvana comfortably accommodates 18 people and is perfect for all large parties of family and friends.
It is easily separated or a can be used as a whole family house, allowing enjoyment of entertaining together or with enough space to be able to take a quiet moment for those who need it.
|Size||Sleeps up to 18, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Savelletri di Fasano 6 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bari/brindisi 50 km, Nearest railway: Fasano, Cisternino, Locorotondo 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Fax machine, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (5), Cots (3), Dining seats for 42, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The main house comprises of a stunning large Italian family kitchen, a large saloon with four chesterfield sofas and a log burning stove, both these rooms have French doors that lead out on to the delightful terrace with dining table and seating for 18 people.
There is a wonderful family bedroom with king size bed and single bed, plus another bedroom with a small double bed and a family bathroom with bath and shower. Further living and sleeping areas include, a Master bedroom with a large king size bed and a twin bedroom with two single beds and another family bathroom with bath and shower (All master bedrooms have a sofa and separate dining areas and flat-screen televisions and entertainment systems)
On the lower level there is a attractive living area with a Master bedroom with king-size double bed and a small bedroom, off the main room, with two twin beds, a beautiful appointed kitchen and a sweet bathroom with shower. This section of the house is particularly nice because of its open plan lay out and comfortable studio living and dining space
At the top of the house is further sleeping accommodation, composed of a lovely bedroom with three single beds and a forth Master bedroom with a large king size bed, plus a small kitchenette and another family bathroom with bath and shower.
The villa has an internal marble staircase that allows you to reach all rooms from inside and as the villa is on terraced land, set into the rock of the hillside, you may also access all of it many levels from outside too.
All terraces of the Villa have the most incredible views and huge outside living spaces with separate pagodas, barbecues dining areas and even private sunbathing areas.
|Further details outdoors||
The jewel in the crown of these apartments are its grounds offering a feast of perfumes and colours and its swimming pool, is completely private and secluded but still allows wonderful views
Both the pool and the gardens have been designed to blend sympathetically with the land and are planted in a typical puglian style, wild and natural rather than formally landscaped.
Surprisingly even the noonday sun is never too much because of its fantastic hilltop position. The heat is always tempered by the gentle winds whispering in over the Adriatic, allowing you to laze under the palm umbrellas all day long.
This pool is ideal for all the family as each section and the stairs are gated for security and peace of mind and everyone can enjoy the Jacuzzi jets set into the steps, giving a soft massage after a refreshing swim.
A mural based on the puglian landscapes has been designed and painted by the artist Sam Oyelowo. It stands proud and striking, enhancing the jutting rock of the mountain, that bears the weight of the beautiful apartments above.
There is a good selection of sun loungers around the pool area to choose from and also tables and chairs where you can eat lunch. In the evening as the cicadas start to sing, the lights enhance the old olive trees, allowing you to enjoy a cocktail as the light dims for another day.
You may sit and eat together in the main house, with a beautiful family group table for 18 on the main balcony looking out over the view of the sea, next to large family kitchen with further dining area, also there is a large living room where you can enjoy the entertainment system with sky television and free wifi and a combination of 100’s of Movies and abundant library with books for all ages.
This delightful living room has four large sofas and log burning stove and will accommodate all guests comfortably. All separate apartments have large LCD screens with Italian sky and a multitude of DVD's, CD's and Books for all families with a good selection of comfortable living and dining areas
The Puglia/Molise region
Particularly thanks to its endless beaches, Mediterranean climate and exquisite cuisine. villa Silvana in its prime position , literally in the centre of all the interesting tourist attractions provide so much to enjoy of Puglia, which has a landscape that is dripping with History from roman times onwards which is evident in its extraordinary array of architecture. The Normans endowed Puglia with splendidly ornate cathedrals and the baroque exuberance of some towns are testament to the Spanish legacy. But if there is one symbol of Puglia that stands out it's the imposing castles and mystical Trulli that are built all over the province.
Puglia is the land of the grape. It is the source of 80% of Europe's pasta and most of Italy fish. It produces more wine than Germany and more olive oil than all of the other regions of Italy combined. Apulia has forests of twisted pines, ancient olives and huge old carob trees, acres of vineyards, losing ground to cherry and peach orchards. Junipers, sage and rosemary grow near the sea and because of its Mediterranean position plenty of tropical plants grow happily next to fields of grains and vegetables.
Here the tourist industry still remains wonderfully primitive, which is amazing considering how much this region has to offer.
Villa Silvana's apartments are ideally situated for exploring Puglia's beautiful architecture, wonderful tourist attractions and the interior landscapes.
Art lovers can discover original art work both in the villa and around the neighbouring towns and villages, gourmets can taste fresh puglian food bought to their tables by the local chef or in the surrounding baroque and antique centre’s and sip excellent fresh home made wine on their private verandas looking out to sea or taste other delicious Puglia wines in the local “enoteca’s”, sportsmen can enjoy activities such as cycling in the hills, fishing and golf and all can relax in our beautiful Villa
There is an abundance of delightful towns all within close proximity to Villa Silvana. They all have an authentic Italian feel with year round street festa's, weekly market days and charming old centers dating back hundreds of years.
Only a few kilometers, down the hill, is Fasano, a beautiful ancient town which was subject to the Knights of Malta for many years. The hills (Selva di fasano) are a naturally wooded area rich in oak trees and perfect for stunning country walks.
A few kilometers drive into the interior are the towns of Ostuni, Martina Franca, Cisternino, Locorotondo and Alberobello.
Ostuni is an exquisite town known as the 'White City' because of its white washed streets surrounded by medieval walls, a visit is highly recommended. Martina Franca is a town with a tangible Moorish flavour, it has a medieval center adorned with some of the most subtle examples of baroque architecture that you'll find.
Cisternino and Locorotondo are both small charming towns, with whitewashed historic centers both obviously influenced by the Greeks. Also you can view the Valle d'itria from here, where some of puglias prettiest landscapes can be seen.
Of course the Trulli have always been an important tourist attraction for Puglia, their intrinsic beauty has capture the heart and soul of many. Alberobello is also only a short drive from the apartments, there is over a thousand of these magical limestone dwellings, standing out against the bright blue sky, they create a beautiful exotic scene, almost like a fairy tale, it is impossible to see anything like it, anywhere else in the world.
Also just a few kilometers away is the zoo-safari Fasanolandia. This is the greatest animal park in Italy, where 1000's of animals can be observed, kept free, in a completely protected area. There is also a dolphinarium and an amusement park for all ages.
If you are a lover of long leisurely lunches and relaxing dinners, where the wine flows, the food just keeps coming and the bill is surprisingly cheap, then you’ll be glad to know that the Restaurants, Trattoria’s, Osteria’s, Pizzeria’s, bars and cafes in Puglia are not only incredibly reasonable, but well renowned for their freshness and taste. The food, its preparation and consumption is the focal point of Italian life, so when you eat out in any establishment you will never feel like you’ve eaten merely to refuel but rather to experience a sensory delight. We can recommend some fantastic restaurants, some even within walking distance.
Whether you want the latest Gucci designs, antiques or just a good rummage around a local market, there is something for everyone in Puglia. Because of Villa Silvana’s prime location, strutting your stuff in Passegiata with the locals or being seen to be seen and enjoying the shops, is easy, as the apartments are near many of these small towns, that come alive at night.
There are many markets on in the surrounding villages that we can recommend
There is a market in every town every week
Cisternino is on Monday, Monopoli and Noci are on Tuesday, Fasano and Poligano al Mare are on Wednesday, Alberobello is on Thursday, Locorotondo is on Friday, Ostuni is on Saturday and Torre Canne and Savelletri are on Sunday.
In the summer months Martina Franca hosts the famous “Itria Valley Festival” with theatres, concerts and Opera attracting music lovers from all over the world and you can also find many traditional festivals and concerts in most villages, almost every week in the summer. Our own village has two summer festivals in August and many other religious festivals throughout the year.